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Business Owner’s OVI / DUI High Test Charge Reduced

A young lady was driving her friends home on a Saturday night, when she was stopped for a minor traffic violation by a Grandview Heights Police Department officer. After speaking with her at her car door, the officer asked her to step out of her car and do the roadside field sobriety tests. She politely complied. After finishing the tests, the young lady was arrested and charged with first offense OVI / DUI.

She was then taken back to the Grandview Heights police station and asked to take a breath test. She complied. The result was over the .170 High Test Ohio Legal Limit. The young lady was additionally charged with an OVI / DUI High Test. Her license was then taken by the arresting officer and she was placed under an administrative license suspension. She was scheduled for arraignment in Grandview Mayor’s Court.

This young lady had two major concerns. First, if convicted of the OVI / DUI High Test, she would have to serve at least three days in jail. Having never had more than a traffic ticket and being very slight, this was terrifying. Second, her job required her to drive frequently. If convicted of the OVI / DUI High Test, she would be required to have the yellow plates on her vehicle. The thought of the embarrassment of having the “party plates” on her car was understandably mortifying.

The young entrepreneur went online and began furiously researching hiring an OVI / DUI attorney. After meeting with attorney Ben Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was retained to represent the young lady. Initially, attorney Luftman went to court and made sure that our client had limited driving privileges so that she could drive for all her business needs.

Attorney Dan Sabol also represented our client on the case and after numerous court dates; attorney Sabol was able to negotiate a plea where the prosecutor agreed to reduce the OVI / DUI charge to a lesser Physical Control charge. The Physical Control charge is a 0 point, non-moving violation. As part of this deal the OVI / DUI High Test charge and minor traffic violation were both dismissed. Our client was extremely grateful and happy to resolve the case knowing that she would not have an OVI / DUI conviction on her record, no jail time and no yellow plates on her vehicle.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. The results and client testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients or their satisfaction with the firm’s services.

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